Vegan Saag Paneer

Saag paneer is a popular Indian dish made with spinach and cubed paneer cheese, and in this vegan version tofu is used instead of cheese. The tofu cubes are tossed in turmeric and fried until crispy, then mixed in with the spiced spinach mixture. Instead of yogurt, coconut milk is used to thicken it up a bit. Serve this flavorful dish by itself as a main, or as a side. It goes great with naan bread! Vegan Saag Paneer Recipe […]

Banana Curry

  Bananas are a healthy way to naturally sweeten your curry dish. In this yellow curry made from scratch, I use coconut milk, curry powder, turmeric, bananas and chicken drumsticks, carrots and spinach. Serve this healthy curry dish over basmati rice or your other favorite Indian side dish. Save the leftovers for lunch the next day. Banana Curry Recipe Ingredients 1/2 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 tbsp olive oil 6 chicken drumsticks 2 tbsp curry powder 1 tsp […]

Indian-Style Three Bean Dal

I guess I must be exploring a theme, because this month, I’ve been making and eating a ton of bean dishes that are a bit like chili (in that they are warming and delicious), but that also happen to take advantage of totally different flavor profiles. Even better if they’re quick and easy and cheap, like this dish is. This recipe, adapted from Food and Wine magazine, uses a bunch of clever tricks to pack a lot of Indian flavor […]

Curried Cauli Rice

I’ve made cauliflower rice before, but always find it a little boring without adding some other ingredients. A few days ago, I made this curried cauliflower rice and it actually turned out really flavorful! I love mixing in sweet raisins with anything curried, because I think the two contrasting flavors go so well together. Cauliflower rice is really easy to make with your Magic Bullet – just chop a head of cauliflower into florets, add them to a Magic Bullet […]

Tandoori Chicken Drumsticks

My husband and I love Indian food. I mean, we are absolutely crazy about it! Unfortunately, I find Indian cuisine one of the hardest to make at home. I am excited to share this homemade tandoori chicken recipe with you, because it’s actually really easy to prepare at home. The marinade is made of yogurt, lemon juice and many different spices. Because it’s important to let the chicken to marinate in the refrigerator for a day before cooking it, you’ll need to prepare ahead […]

Coconut Lentil Stew

It’s still cold out and this weather definitely makes me crave comfort food. But doesn’t “comfort food” too often mean greasy food? I like greasy food as much as the next guy, but I don’t necessarily find food comforting just because it’s greasy. This coconut lentil stew, on the other hand, is comforting, and extremely easy to make, and also vegan, so that’s good if you’re a vegan who wants comfort food, or really anyone who wants comfort food. This recipe, adapted from Food52, […]

Saag Paneer

I love Indian food, but sometimes restaurant Indian is too heavy for a weeknight meal. Here’s a much healthier take on an Indian classic, saag paneer. (Fun note: saag actually just means “greens” in punjabi, whereas palaak means “spinach,” so technically this is both saag paneer and palaak paneer.) Usually creamy spinach with cheese, I substitute super-pressed tofu for the cheese to give protein and virtually the same flavor with a lighter touch.   The Magic Bullet really shines in […]

Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

I love Indian food, really and truly, but sometimes, restaurant Indian food can be a little heavy; basically, a literal downer. It’s a problem. Then there’s another problem, namely that cooking Indian food is outside most Americans’ comfort zone. The solution would seem to be just to eat less Indian food, but what kind of solution is that? Well, here’s a real solution: make this chicken tikka masala in the slow cooker, using Greek yogurt and cornstarch to provide richness […]

Indian Mango Lassi

Mango lassi is my favorite drink to order whenever I go out to eat at an Indian restaurant! This delicious drink is especially refreshing during the summer months! It is made with a few simple ingredients: mango, plain yogurt, honey and a dash of cardamom (you can also use allspice). It tastes just like a creamy mango smoothie! You can use store-bought frozen mango, or cut a mango into cubes and freeze for 30 minutes before making your mango lassi. […]

The World’s 10 Best Spicy Foods

Can you handle a little heat in the kitchen? If so, then try your hand at these hot and spicy dishes from around the world! The spices also have some neat health benefits, so your body can reap rewards as your taste buds do, as well.